Don’t Let Sick Get You Down During Summer Travel!

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare – Sick just got real.™. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

School is out! The kids are home from school and ready for summer fun! We took one quick overnight trip the the last week of school and a longer summer vacation is on the way. Our youngest daughter has been sick for the second time in a handful of weeks and it started as soon as the fun did! 🙁

A few weeks ago, when we visited Harrodsburg, she had a 24 hour stomach virus. Then, last week, when we took our overnight trip to the mountains, I noticed she didn’t play much and felt a little warm, so I knew something was up. The next morning she started with a cough and high fever. No other symptoms. Her Dr. said it was just a cold and to treat her symptoms with OTC medication.

She laid around all week, watching tv and sleeping. It’s not like her. She is my hyper girl. The one that is always up and moving and never stops. Everyone wants just a smidgen of her usual energy. But she was down for the count last week. Poor baby. She just can’t catch a break lately when it comes to sickness.

While she was feeling bad, I used Children’s Advil® to treat the fever and Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief to help ease the cough at night so she could sleep.

The Children’s Advil® is an item I keep in our “Sick Day Survival Kit” I talked about before. It works quickly to bring her fever down and lasts 6 – 8 hours to keep it down. She doesn’t mind the taste and doesn’t fight me to take it so it’s easy to give.

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It’s very easy to measure her correct dosage and easy to give in the included cup. Our Dr. recommends dosing based on her weight and not her age when possible. Children’s Advil® worked really well to control her fever and ease any aches or pain related to the cold she had.

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I also like the Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief, because it works up to 12 hours. So she was able to sleep through the night without coughing her head off. It began working pretty quickly too. I could give her a dose and within a half hour her coughing had calmed down and she was able to go to sleep.

Thankfully, she is feeling better. I’m glad! I’m also glad that I had products on hand to treat her symptoms with so she could at least get some relief.

So, I will make sure to keep both in stock in our “Sick Day Survival Kit” and also in our suitcase!

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I’ve already packed Children’s Advil® for our summer vacation. It will be there just in case we need it. If one of the kids a have fever while on vacation, we’ll be prepared to treat it! I’m also going to put the Children’s Robitussin® Extended-Release 12 Hour Cough Relief in our first aid bag too. I’d rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it!  Thanks Pfizer Pediatrics for great products!

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**It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric products and to use as directed.

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